Tariquet Bas-Armagnac Blanche Armagnac
Tariquet // Bas-Armagnac, France
Blanche Armagnac became an officially recognized AOC in 2005, but Tariquet released their version in 2004 under the former name “Eau-de-Vie de Folle Blanche”. The four major grapes (folle blanche, ugni blanc, colombard, and baco blanc) in Armagnac are allowed for production providing they are from the Armagnac region, but only folle blanche is used in this bottling. It is unaged and bottled at 92 proof.
Blanche ArmagnacUnaged Armagnac produced from grapes allowed and grown in the Armagnac region. Must rest in an inert container for a minimum of 3 months.
"The aroma is of herbaceous fruit, but rather than fresh, bright green notes, it leans towards dark and brooding. It is clean and pleasant, with some toasted sugar notes as well. Green grapes and tart apples turn up on the palate and the spirit feels round, not sharp in your mouth. It is warming and just a little sweet with the roundness making this easier to drink than you might imagine. Try this instead of wine for a cheese course as the acidity, the touch of sweetness, and the fruity flavors make this a nice alternative."